Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will publish a response to the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee's Seventh Report of this Session on London Underground (HC 715). 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The Government welcome the Committee's report on our plans for a Public Private Partnership for London Underground (HC 715-I) which has provided a useful input to the discussion on the details of the proposals. We share with the Committee the desire to create a first-class tube service fit to take us into the next millennium. We agree with many of the report's recommendations, and are today publishing our formal response, copies of which will be laid before the House.